Outside The Ropes

Granada looks up to Vonn for fighting spirit

Julieta Granada.
Julieta Granada.ST PHOTO: NICHOLAS TAN

Julieta Granada, 29
Paraguay

1 LPGA Tour win

Q: What clubs are in your bag?

A: TaylorMade driver, woods and irons. Titleist putter, wedges and hybrids.

Q: Yardage?

A:

  • Driver 240 yards
  • 3-wood 200
  • 5-wood 190 
  • Hybrid 3 180
  • Hybrid 5 168
  • 5-iron 156
  • 6-iron 146
  • 7-iron 135
  • 8-iron 128
  • 9-iron 120
  • Pitching wedge 112
  • 52 deg 90
  • 58 deg 70

Q: Must-have items you bring?

A: A pen from the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, nuts, protein bars and a white dog driver cover which reminds me of my dog Bimba, with bows (ribbon). I usually bring an extra bow to put in the driver cover.

Q: Greatest athlete in the world right now?

A: (NBA star) Stephen Curry. He's playing unbelievably.

Q: Woman you most admire?

A: Lindsey Vonn (US alpine ski racer), she's very good, super-dedicated and a good role model for other female athletes to follow. She had a couple of setbacks but keeps coming back and dominates.

Q: What did you buy with your first serious pay cheque?

A: A white Range Rover Sport. I just traded it in last December for a black Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Q: Best shot in 2015?

A: I made this 50-60 foot birdie putt at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open last August. It was on the 18th hole so everybody went crazy, including myself. It was also quite exciting that the Golf Channel had it on video.

Q: Most fashionable golfer?

A: The Koreans are very fashionable. It's a different style. You can pick it out quickly. I remember Seo Hee Kyung when she played, her fashion was very unique, it stood out, simple yet elegant. You can always tell her apart from the other players.

Nicholas Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2016, with the headline 'OutsideTheRopes Granada looks up to Vonn for fighting spirit'. Print Edition | Subscribe